Category: Advocacy

August 15, 2014

Advocacy for ELCA Day of Service

LAMPa has identified four advocacy opportunities for congregations to engage in during God’s Work. Our Hands. Day of Service. Each come with background materials and ideas and ideas for action. Need a hand getting this off the ground? Contact the LAMPa office for ideas and support. 1. HOUSING Support expansion of affordable housing in Pennsylvania...

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July 23, 2014

2014 Assembly Actions

2014 Synod Assemblies in Pennsylvania passed resolutions on Employment Non-Discrimination, Fracking and the Dream Act. SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SYNOD The Pennsylvania Dream Act – This memorial commends Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) for being sponsor of Senate Bill 713, the Pennsylvania Dream Act, which would grant in-state tuition to qualified, undocumented student and state system colleges and...

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June 10, 2014

Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly Gathers to Feed the Hungry

The Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly invited over 700 leaders and voting members to gather around the theme of “Feeding the Hungry”. The Assembly was preceded by a 12-hours meal packing event that resulted in over 300,000 meals packed, to be distributed through the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Assembly, Keynoter, The Rev. Dan Rift, Director of...

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March 28, 2014

Raise the Wage!

LAMPa has begun work asking for an increase for Pennsylvania’s low-wage workers as an essential component of addressing the complex issue of poverty in our state. The Commonwealth’s minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour for five years and, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry, 5.5 percent of Pennsylvania’s workforce — 190,800...

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October 31, 2013

Lutherans Agree: Breakfast Most Important Meal of the Day

LAMPa is working with the Pa. Department of Education, local businesses and other anti-hunger organizations across the state to launch the first-ever School Breakfast Challenge in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett are co-chairs of this initiative, making it a priority to ensure all students start their day off right.  Schools that...

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April 2, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Own Hunger Games (or why the Human Services Development Fund matters)

If you haven’t read the hottest series since Harry Potter, here’s the gist of it. The Hunger Games is set in a futuristic United States where every year the capitol city requires its 12 enslaved and impoverished districts to select two teenagers to compete in a televised survival contest as punishment for an earlier rebellion....

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February 1, 2012

February 7 Prayer Vigil to Focus on Governor Corbett’s Budget

The Interfaith Justice Coalition is calling on all Pennsylvanians to engage in prayer on Tuesday, Feb 7 as Gov. Tom Corbett presents his 2012-2013 budget proposal to a joint session of the General Assembly. The coalition includes the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, Pennsylvania Council of Churches, Pennsylvania Jewish Federation, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania, United Methodist...

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